The Northerner

Homecoming Clash ends with a 19 point win for NKU

Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn talks to players during a timeout during the homecoming game against Detroit Mercy.  The Norse defeated Detroit 84-65 on Saturday night.

Kyle Wade, Copy Editor

February 9, 2020

The Norse pulled the curtains on homecoming week with a victory over the Detroit Mercy Titans at the BB&T Arena Saturday night in front of a crowd of 6,231, including 1,173 students.  The 17-7 homecoming-Norse came out victorious with their fourth straight win with a final score of 84-65 over the 6-18 Titans. NKU remains second in conference trailing Wright State after a 9-1 run in their last 10 games.

NKU tames Oakland Grizzlies 73-70

Dantez Walton (32) shoots a three point shot during the game against Oakland. Walton shot 9-of-19 on the game and had 23 points.

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

February 7, 2020

The Northern Kentucky Men’s basketball team tamed the Oakland Grizzlies Thursday night. The Black and Gold won by a score of 73-70. The win was the third in a row for the Norse as they improved to 17-7 overall and 9-3 in conference play.

WSU remains top of the Horizon League with 95-63 win over NKU

WSU remains top of the Horizon League with 95-63 win over NKU

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

January 25, 2020

Friday nights match up at Nutter Center ended in the Wright State Raiders favor with a whopping 32 point win. NKU now falls to 14-7 on the season and 6-3 in the conference. Wright State advances to 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the Horizon League, only falling to UIC 76-72.

Norse defeat Cleveland State to create 5-game winning streak

Bryson Langdon (5) watches the clock during the gfame against Cleveland State.  Langdon shot 0-of-8 from the field and had 7 points on the game.

Ty DeBonis, Staff Reporter

January 20, 2020

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team captured their second win in three days Saturday night against the Cleveland State Vikings. The win marks five straight conference wins for the Black and Gold.

Norse take down Milwaukee Panthers in Conference Opener

Norse take down Milwaukee Panthers in Conference Opener

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

December 29, 2019

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team won its Horizon League conference opener Saturday afternoon against the Milwaukee Panthers 74-64 at BB&T Arena. Senior guard Tyler Sharpe led the Norse with 31 points, including six 3-pointers. This game was Sharpe’s third consecutive 30 point performance.

Northern Kentucky takes down Eastern Kentucky 76-57

Adrian Nelson (4) celebrates with Adham Eleeda (1) after a timeout called by EKU. The Norse defeated EKU 76-57.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

December 8, 2019

The in-state battle Sunday night ended in NKU’s favor with a 76-57 win. The Norse are now 7-3 on the season. Senior forward Dantez Walton led with 18 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore guard Trevon Faulkner also had 18 points and led in assists with seven. 

Men’s basketball now 3-1 at home with 86-56 win over Midway

Karl Harris (14) reacts after a basket by Trevon Faulkner (12) during the game against Texas Southern. The Norse fell to Texas Southern 98-96 in double overtime.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

November 25, 2019

NKU men’s basketball team win at home against Midway University Monday night 86-56. Graduate wing Karl Harris led the night with 21 points, 10 rebounds and two assists.

Post-McDonald Era: Pressure is off, opportunity to build

NKU players reacts after a score by the Norse  during the game against UC Clermont. The Norse defeated UC Clermont 55-105.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

The past three years for NKU men’s basketball program have been history-making, with two trips to the NCAA tournament (2017, 2019) and one trip to the NIT (2018). The Norse are focused on improving from those seasons with new coaching staff, a new style of play and four players returning out of last season’s starting five. 

Men’s Basketball win home opener against UC Clermont 105-55

NKU players reacts after a score by the Norse  during the game against UC Clermont. The Norse defeated UC Clermont 55-105.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

  NKU men’s basketball team had five Norse in double digits in their home opener against UC Clermont. Sophomore guard Bryson Langdon led the night in points with 20, making 5 of 6 behind the 3-point line. Senior guard Tyler Sharpe followed with 19 points, five rebounds and three assists...

March Madness: NKU’s season ends against Texas Tech

Jalen Tate (11) reacts during the game against Texas Tech in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The Norse fell to Texas Tech 72-57 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019

NKU men’s basketball historic season ended against the Texas Tech Red Raiders Friday at the BOK Center in Tulsa. The Norse end the season Horizon League regular season co-champs as well as Horizon League Champions. The Norse ended the season with a 28-9.  

NKU loses home streak against Cleveland State

Drew McDonald (34) stands on the sidelines after leaving the court on senior night during the game against Cleveland State. The Norse fell 83-77 to Cleveland State.

Lilly Brown, Reporter

February 24, 2019

NKU Men’s Basketball team’s home winning streak comes to an end against Cleveland State 77-83. Norse drop to second place in Horizon League Conference with a record of 11-5 and Cleveland is now 4-11 in conference play and remains in the tenth spot.

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